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July 29, 2019

Magento 2 plugin

When you receive an order in your webshop you want it imported in Picqer as quickly as possible. With Magento 2 new orders were imported with a maximum delay of 15 minutes. Now with the new Picqer plugin for Magento 2 you'll receive orders in realtime in your Picqer account.

New: Magento 2 plugin

Why a plugin?

We usually use webhooks when integrate webshops. The webshop will then give us a notification when a new order is placed. Unfortunately, Magento does not have support for this. That is why we already had a plugin for Magento 1 and now also developed one for Magento 2.

With the launch of the Magento 2 plugin we again support realtime receiving of orders for all connected webshops.

Plugin install

On this help page we explain how you can install the Magento 2 plugin. You may need the help of your webbuilder.

April 5, 2019

New in our team: Ramon

I am Ramon Kleiss and since May 20, I work at Picqer as an Senior Developer. Together with my colleagues Wouter and Anna (and of course Casper and Stephan) I hope to make the Picqer software even better than it is at the moment.

Nieuw in het Picqer team: Kasper

Before I started at Picqer, I worked in the social media world for 5 years. Before that, I studied Embedded Systems Engineering at the Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen. So you could say that I am completely new to the world of web shops and warehouses and this was exactly what attracted me to Picqer at first. The quality of the software and the clear communication are other things that I really like about Picqer.

Beside building software, I really love to go skiing in the winter and take a good mountain hike in the summer. I also love motorcycling, although it isn't possible for now due to leaking carburetors.

I look forward to helping you with handy features and bug fixes!

May 23, 2019

International shipping with Sendcloud

Good news for users who send packages with Sendcloud. We have expanded our Sendcloud integration with international shipping. This makes sending packages to a foreign country as easy as pie.

International shipment with sendcloud

For shipments outside of the EU customs union you need to provide extensive product information and add special customs documents to the parcel. We automatically give this product information to Sendcloud when you create a shipment for a country outside of the EU customs union.

Shipping documents

For international shipments you won't receive an A6 shipping label, but multiple customs forms. These you need to attach visibly to the outside of your parcel. Sendcloud generates these documents for you and Picqer automatically prints them.

Product information

For international shipments, extra product information is required such as weight, HS code and country of origin. Read all the needed preparation on our page about international shipping.

International shipping with Sendcloud is now available for all Sendcloud users.

May 3, 2019

Integration with DPD

Good news for DPD users. From now on Picqer can directly create shipping labels with the use of your own DPD contract.

The DPD team created an integration so you can now directly create shipping labels in Picqer. The only thing you need is your own DPD contract inside the Benelux with a DIS 2.0 account and set up the DPD integration.

DPD integratie voor Picqer

About DPD

DPD is one of the biggest express and parcel service providers in Europe. They ship over 4.8 million packages every day. DPD Netherlands exists out of 9 depots in which 1.400 employees ensure an easy, fast and trustful delivery of packages.

Pick up locations in Magento 2

DPD has an extensive network of pick up parcel shops throughout 20 countries in Europe. With 25.000 pick up points, of which 1.500 in the Benelux, there is always one close to your client. DPD is busy expanding this network in the coming years.

Does your webshop run on Magento 2? Then the DPD integration recognizes the pick up locations automatically and will send your shipment to the pick up location.

Shipping services

The integration supports different DPD shipping services such as Classic, Express and Predict. With Predict your customers get proactive notifications about their delivery per text or mail with an 1 hour time slot of delivery. With Predict, the client is also able to adjust their delivery up until 30 minutes of delivery.

By choosing the right shipping services you increase the chance of a succesful first delivery.

Activating the DPD integration

We explain how you activate the DPD integration step-by-step on our support page.

May 1, 2019

International shipping with MyParcel

MyParcel logo We have expended our MyParcel integration with international shipping. Now you can send packages as easily to America and Russia as you do to Utrecht or Antwerp.

For shipments outside of the EU customs union you need to provide extensive product information and add special customs documents to the parcel. We automatically give this product information to MyParcel when you create a shipment for a country outside of the EU customs union.

Shipping documents

For international shipments you won't receive an A6 shipping label, but multiple customs forms. These you need to attatch visibily to the outside of your parcel. MyParcel generates these documents for you and Picqer automatically prints them.

International shipment documents

Product information

For international shipments, extra product information is required such as weight, HS code and country of origin. Read all the needed preperation on our page about international shipping.

International shipping with MyParcel is now available for all MyParcel users.